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Captain James Cook (1728–1779), Painted at the Cape of Good Hope
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Captain James Cook (1728–1779), Painted at the Cape of Good Hope c.1988–1990

Theodore Ramos (1928–2018)

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Painter in oil noted for his portraits, muralist, illustrator and teacher, born in Oporto, Portugal, of Spanish parents, who became a British subject. He attended Royal Academy Schools with postgraduate studies, 1949–54, under Sir Gerald Kelly. For various periods between 1959–68 he was a visiting lecturer at Brighton College of Art, Harrow School of Art and Royal Academy Schools. Showed at RP, RA Summer Exhibitions, 20th Century Portraits at National Portrait Gallery, 1980 and 1989, and elsewhere.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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